Creativity and Dissent in Present-Day Syria: From TV Series to Citizen-Generated Media // Donatella Della Ratta 

October 22 2013

(Commentator: Yasmeen Mekawy (PhD Student Political Science))

Please join us for a Workshop Discussion with Donatella Della Ratta (Post-doctoral Fellow at the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture)

Donatella Della Ratta obtained her PhD on the politics of Syrian TV drama from the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, New Islamic Public Sphere Program, University of Copenhagen. She has authored two monographies on Arab media (`Media Oriente: modelli, strategie, tecnologie nelle nuove televisioni arabe, ed. Seam, Roma, 2000; and `Al Jazeera. Media e societa` arabe nel nuovo millennio`, Bruno Mondadori, Milano, 2005) and has co-edited a book on Arab perceptions of US politics entitled `Un Hussein alla Casa Bianca: cosa pensa il mondo arabo di Barack Obama`, Odoya, 2009, in addition to curating chapters on Syrian media and politics in several collective books.  Dr. Della Ratta has managed the Arabic speaking community of the international NGO Creative Commons for five years. She maintains a blog on Arab media at and tweets avidly at @donatelladr.

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